Reduced Fat Almond Biscotti

A lovely Italian treat that is great dipped in coffee, tea, even wine as the Italians do. This is the traditional recipe using only eggs and sugar, not butter...another example of Mediterranean health!

Ingredients

3 large eggs

Grated peel of 2 oranges

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup toasted whole natural almonds *

Directions

1. Heat oven to 300°. 

2. Coat a large baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray or cover with baking parchment. 

3. In bowl whisk eggs, orange peel, vanilla and almond extract. 

4. In large mixer bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. 

5. Add egg mixture; mix just until blended.  Mix in almonds. 

6. Divide dough in half.  Form each half into a log about 12 inches long, 1 ½ inches wide and ½ inch thick. 

7. Bake in center of oven about 50 minutes until golden.  Remove to rack to cool 5 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275°

8. Place logs on cutting board and with a serrated knife slice on the diagonal ½ inch thick.  Lay slices flat on baking sheets, spacing slightly apart. 

9. Return to oven until dry and lightly toasted, 20 to 25 minutes, turning once. 

10. Place on racks to cool completely.  Store in airtight container.

 

* To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan.  Place in 350 degree oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown slightly after removing from oven.

Reduced Fat Almond Biscotti

Nutritional Information

Based on 42 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

62

Total Fat     

2g

Saturated Fat  

0.5g

Monounsaturated Fat

1g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.5g

Cholesterol

15mg

Sodium

49mg

Carbohydrates

10g

Dietary Fiber      

<1g

Protein

2g

Calcium

11mg

Magnesium

9mg

Potassium

32mg

Vitamin E

0.6mg